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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flowers—Jesus Takes Care of Me

Easter 2012 is just around the corner, April 8. Today I'm sharing a devotion from soon to be released Easter is About Jesus: Family Devotions for the Easter Season.

Coloring page and ornament at the bottom of this post.

Flowers—Jesus Takes Care of Me
And why do you worry about clothes? Look at the flowers in the field. See how they grow. They don’t work or make clothes for themselves. But I tell you that even Solomon with his riches was not dressed as beautifully as one of these flowers. God clothes the grass in the field like that. The grass is living today, but tomorrow it is thrown into the fire to be burned. So you can be even more sure that God will clothe you. Don’t have so little faith!
Matthew 6:28-30
Do you ever wonder what you are going to eat? Do you wonder if you will have clothes to wear? Most of us don’t have to worry about those things. We have parents and other people who take care of us. Jesus knew that we had needs like food and clothes and places to live. When his followers asked him about their needs, Jesus told them to look at the flowers growing nearby.
Have you ever looked really closely at a flower? They are amazingly beautiful. Jesus said that is how God dresses them! He reminded his followers that if God remembers to dress the flowers, he will take care of us as well. Let all the beautiful flowers remind you that Jesus takes care of you.

More Time with God
  • How does God take care of you? 
  • Who helps God take care of you? 
  • What does God want you to dress in? (Look in Colossians 3:10-14.)
Activity Ideas:
  • Thank God for taking care of you.
  • Read Jesus’s conversation with his disciples in Matthew 6:25-34.
  • Look for birds or flowers today. Look closely to see how wonderful God made them.

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Coloring page and ornament

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